Nora's Chicks

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Nora's Chicks

By Patricia MacLachlan; Kathryn Brown (Illustrator)

Candlewick Press (MA), Hardcover, 9780763647537, 32pp.

Publication Date: February 26, 2013

From Newbery Medalist Patricia MacLachlan comes a reassuring story about new beginnings and making friends.
Nora and her family have just arrived from Russia and are making a new home on the American frontier. The prairie is very different from the forested hills Nora is used to. Most of all, it's lonely. Papa has the cows he sings to as he milks them. Baby brother Milo has a dog to follow him wherever he goes. But Nora has no one and nothing to call her own until Papa brings home a dozen chicks and two geese. Nora names each one, and they follow her everywhere even to church But what will happen when one of her beloved chicks goes missing?

About the Author
Patricia MacLachlan is the Newbery Medal winning author of "Sarah, Plain and Tall." She has published many, many books, including "Lala Salama," illustrated by Elizabeth Zunon; "Journey"; "Skylark"; and "Cassie Binegar." Patricia MacLachlan lives in western Massachusetts.

Kathryn Brown is the illustrator of numerous books for children, including" My Little Grandmother Often Forgets" by Reeve Lindbergh and "Kisses on the Wind" by Lisa Moser. Kathryn Brown lives in Amherst, Massachusetts."